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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 08/21/2007 :  22:08:06  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Which religion do you associate with?"- poll on Larry King Live
Atheism 71%



Will probably change soon...

"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones

HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2007 :  22:26:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks you! I posted my preference. I always go with the majority.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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pleco
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  05:21:05   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It has changed - now 72% atheism.

by Filthy
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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  05:27:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by pleco

It has changed - now 72% atheism.
That's only because there is wireless broadband in Hell, while the Internet is banned in Heaven.


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  05:34:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Starman

"Which religion do you associate with?"- poll on Larry King Live
Atheism 71%



Will probably change soon...
Actually, as of 8:33 AM Eastern, it's now 72%...
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  06:28:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok fellas, I'm having a little trouble with this. There is no way in hell that any religion poll taken in the US is going to be 70+ percent atheist out of 19 & some-odd thousand responses. We just ain't all that popular.

This poll's been jiggered.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

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Edited by - filthy on 08/22/2007 06:44:13
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Kil
Evil Skeptic

USA
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  07:04:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Filthy:
This poll's been jiggered.

Pretty funny though...

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  07:14:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As of about 9:45 Eastern:
Which religion do you associate with?
--------------------------------------------
Christianity                       14%  2683  
Judaism                             4%   754  
Islam                               1%   281  
Buddhism                            1%    97  
Hinduism                            0%    63  
Jehovah's Witnesses                 1%   167  
Atheism                            72% 13678  
Agnostic                            3%   542  
I am spiritual, but of no religion  3%   560  
Mine's not listed                   1%   209  
--------------------------------------------
Total Votes:                           19034  

This is not a scientific poll
Since when are Jehovah's Witnesses not Christians?

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HalfMooner
Dingaling

Philippines
15831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  07:35:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I, too, find it difficult to believe atheists are the majority. But atheists have been bullied by the theist majority for so long, they've gotten into a habit of carefully hiding their beliefs. It's possible that there are many more atheists around than have ever been accurately counted. I'd like to see a real, scientific poll. I'm betting it would produce a huge surprise.

I suspect atheism is the largest single "denomination" in America.


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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  07:45:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kil's got it right, it's hilarius.

I will again do some drive-bys at the usual suspect's places and see if there's any comment. I rather doubt there will be, but who knows? There could be some real apoplexy waiting to be appreciated.




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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marfknox
SFN Die Hard

USA
3739 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  08:11:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, the 4% Judaism is in line with more reliable stats from religious adherents.

Dave wrote:
Since when are Jehovah's Witnesses not Christians?
Indeed! They more resemble the traditional mainline sects than Mormons do, but what do you bet Mormons are checking "Christianity".

It really pisses me off every time I see Christianity all lumped together. I think it should be broken up into at least the major sects. Something like: Catholic, Protestant, Nondenominational, Mormon, and perhaps Other. That would be a much more useful and informative poll.

"Too much certainty and clarity could lead to cruel intolerance" -Karen Armstrong

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Edited by - marfknox on 08/22/2007 08:11:56
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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  08:13:40   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Id like to see the same poll on O'rielys show...1% Atheist

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  08:22:22   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

This poll's been jiggered.
Well, yeah:I'm sure there are lots more, but it's only been two days so Google hasn't caught 'em all, yet. I'm pretty sure the "movement" started at Infidels, though.

Edited to add:

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Dave W.
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2007 :  08:56:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And according to commenters on Pharyngula, someplace called "4chan" is largely responsible for the huge spike in atheist votes. I can't get to the site now.

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  09:28:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
About 12:25 PM:
Christianity                        14%  2861  
Judaism                              4%   768  
Islam                                2%   312  
Buddhism                             1%   111  
Hinduism                             0%    69  
Jehovah's Witnesses                  1%   171  
Atheism                             72% 14729  
Agnostic                             3%   632  
I am spiritual, but of no religion   3%   609  
Mine's not listed                    1%   235
---------------------------------------------
Total Votes:                            20497



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TG
Skeptic Friend

USA
121 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2007 :  09:50:43   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send TG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Pretty funny. When did atheism become a religion? A world view or philosophical position perhaps, but a religion?

Tom
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